Friendship – Loving another as one’s own soul

David and Jonathan’s Friendship 1 Sam. 18 As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2 And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. 3 Then Jonathan Continue reading Friendship – Loving another as one’s own soul

Set me as a seal over your heart, for love is as strong as death

“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of Continue reading Set me as a seal over your heart, for love is as strong as death

My husband needs me, not wants me, and he gets his energy from my essence

“It’s very comforting. You come home and know your wife will be there for you. It’s comforting to both parties. And unlike sex where you can’t be distracted, with an ANR, you can watch a movie. I know that he’s not going to go anywhere and be tempted. I think that’s the comfort and appeal Continue reading My husband needs me, not wants me, and he gets his energy from my essence

Communication in marriage

At the core of every healthy marriage is the ability of a couple to successfully communicate with one another. Communication can be difficult because each individual may have a different background, experiences, and sometimes even culture, which all affect communication. In addition, 60 to 90% of all communication consists of body language, eye contact, facial Continue reading Communication in marriage

To love another person is to see the face of God

Taken from: True love suffers. Love entails vulnerability. The Latin word for wound is vulnus, from which we derive ‘vulnerable.’ Similarly, passion means to suffer. Suffering in Latin is patior, from which we get the English word ‘patience’ and ultimately ‘passion.’ It’s the vulnerability ANR creates that scares people away. The intimacy is too much for them Continue reading To love another person is to see the face of God

Good sex means loving your spouse sacrificially

Sex isn’t about learning skills or being gratified, but about loving a person. Putting their needs above yours. I sometimes get anxious and try to micromanage my future sex life. “What if she won’t do this or that?” I often ask myself. Now I’ve realized that it’s not about me “getting mine” or being focused Continue reading Good sex means loving your spouse sacrificially

Camaraderie: greet one another other with a holy kiss

“Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.” – Romans 16:16 “All the brothers and sisters here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.” – 1 Corinthians 16:20 “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” – 2 Corinthians 13:12 “Greet all God’s people with a holy Continue reading Camaraderie: greet one another other with a holy kiss

Couples Nursing is the 2nd most loving thing wives can do

Besides preaching the gospel to him and the things of God in general, the most loving thing a woman can do for a husband is to nurse him. I feel this way because it’s not something physically necessary. Sure, men feel loved when their wives give them plenty of sexual action but sexual intercourse is Continue reading Couples Nursing is the 2nd most loving thing wives can do

Ephesians 5

English Standard Version (ESV) Walk in Love 5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among Continue reading Ephesians 5

Thanks to guidance from God, improving our sex life has been the #1 marriage enhancer, of everything else tried

Getting married soon? Or maybe you’re already married and looking for some encouragement? Visit http://pinterest.com/pin/Aak3uZCRWxOuHfZMOYHQd-oGcthn25aB51xtNG2jZd1Nnvu4FiHM01k/?s=3&m=wordpress My favorite part of the article: 5. SEX IS IMPORTANT…LIKE REALLY IMPORTANT I seriously can’t touch on this point enough! (I’m actually thinking about writing an e-book on the topic of sex in marriage, so let me know in the Continue reading Thanks to guidance from God, improving our sex life has been the #1 marriage enhancer, of everything else tried

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth

2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. 3Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. The Friends 4Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: Continue reading Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth

10 Relationship Killers Wise Couples Avoid by Matthew L. Jacobson

Dangerous, destructive behavior in marriage is frequently treated with ‘kid gloves’. Too often it’s not taken seriously until it’s too late. Where do you stand? Have you gotten comfortable with certain behaviors in your marriage that used to be called ‘sin’? Question: Could you stand up in a room and say, without embarrassment, “We’re not Continue reading 10 Relationship Killers Wise Couples Avoid by Matthew L. Jacobson